SimplyRecipes.com’s Elise Bauer has this very easy recipe for a basic Hummus that we just love! It is great as a dip or spread. Serve with some crakers, pita bread or pita chips or just replace it with butter on toasts! You just can’t go wrong with this. Thanks again, Elise, this one is a keeper! Ingredients: Garbanzo Beans – 1, 15 oz can, drained and rinsed Garlic – 2 cloves, crushed Tahini (Sesame Seed…"Hummus"
The best time to make homemade jams is when any particular fruit is in season. Since strawberries are bright red, juicy and sweet about now, let’s make fresh homemade strawberry jam. It is easier than you think and a blessing to know what actually goes into your strawberry jam recipe."Fresh Strawberry Jam"
It’s so convenient to go to the Indian grocery store to buy pickles but have you ever wondered how long the bottle sat on the shelf before you picked it up? Well, you won’t wonder when you make this easy Carrot and Green Chili Pickle recipe at home — with fresh ingredients! You will be able to control the amount of salt you use and tailor it to your tastes."Carrot and Green Chili Pickle"
Have you ever had just a little bit of Daal leftover and you didn’t know what to do with it? Maybe it wasn’t even enough for one person, let alone your whole family. If this is you, then try this delicious recipe for Missi Roti (also known as Daal Roti) which is Indian unleavened bread made with flour and daal, or lentils. It has the goodness of carbs and protein all in one shot!"Missi Roti aka Daal Roti How-to Video"
Recipes that will be a sure hit with kids and so easy, you’ll love them as well!! LIMEBERRY CRUSH (from Family Fun magazine) 2 pints of hulled Strawberries 1-½ cups of crushed Ice ¼ cup Confectioners Sugar 2 tbsp Lime Juice Blend the mixture until smooth and serve immediately. Serves 4. DIRT CUPS 2 cups Cold Milk 10-6oz Plastic cups 8oz Whipped Topping Gummy Worms 1-16oz pkg. Chocolate Sandwich Cookies 4oz pkt.…"Summer Survival for Kids & You – Part 2"
Bhindi (or Okra or Ladyfinger) is always welcome on the table. The stuffing and the fact that Okra is left whole, gives this dish a very unique look. This particular dish is easy, quick and finger-licking good! You don’t believe us? Give it a shot! Stuffed Okra Recipe"Stuffed Okra How-to Video"
For those who are addicted to Chinese food and can truly understand the statement ‘I am dying for some Chinese…’, we have this awesome Vegetable Fried Rice that you can make at home and treat those cravings. Eat at home, eat healthy and save some money! Enjoy. Vegetable Fried Rice Detailed Recipe"Vegetable Fried Rice How-to Video"
Sweet potatoes, though called potatoes, are only a distant relative of regular potatoes. They are commonly marketed as “yams” in North America to differentiate them from the firmer white potato even though they belong to a completely different family than the actual “yam” (native to Africa and Asia). When compared to other vegetables in terms of fiber and nutrition, the sweet potato ranked highest in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta carotene (a vitamin A equivalent…"Healthy Sweet Potato Chaat"
We love to call this the ‘jhatt-patt’ rice. ‘Jhatt-Patt’ means quick! What a fabulous name for this wonderful left-over Masala Rice dish. It is amazing what a little masala (spices) can do to freshen up the leftovers. So finish off the leftovers and get a great dish out of it, what a brilliant idea!"Masala Rice"
If you love Eggplant (Baingan, Brinjal, Aubergine), you’ll love this Eggplant Raita. Most people are used to eating raita (a combination of yogurt with shredded or cubed vegetables such as cucumber, radish, onions, carrots, etc) as a mere accompaniment, but this Baingan Raita recipe can hold it’s own. Enjoy it with rice or chapati."Eggplant (Baingan) Raita"
Stuffed Okra is definitely a dish with a “Wow!” factor. Okra (aka Bhindi or Ladyfinger) are kept whole, slit along one side and stuffed with a flavorful blend of spices. Many people are hesitant to cook okra due to their perceived sliminess as well as the amount of oil that is needed in the recipe. In fact, some of the most delicious recipes (especially in restaurants) are made with fried okra. A two step cooking…"Stuffed Okra ( Bharvaan Bhindi)"
Though not a very commonly used vegetable in Indian cooking, Brussel Sprouts have a certain flavor that is so familiar! Yup, they look a miniature version of a cabbage and the taste is very close to it too. This wonderful and easy dish has got it’s health benefits as well: vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and dietary fiber. Try these cute brussel sprouts!"Brussel Sprouts Subzi"
Sometimes we come across a vegetable that needs very little frills to make it an attractive and tasty dish, Asparagus is top on that list. Here will have prepared the Asparagus with garlic (lots of it) and salt and no other spices and the results are absolutely amazing. The flavor of the Asparagus, the simplicity of the dish and the eye appeal make this a great hit."Garlic Asparagus How-to Video"
Rava (Rawa) Pongal is a type of healthy upma because it’s made with protein packed mung daal. The mung daal also provides great texture to the normally soft sooji upma. Try this delicious and comforting recipe (courtesy of Girija Challa) for your next weekend breakfast or brunch."Rava Pongal (Healthy Upma)"
Don’t be intimadated by this fruit! Grab one and enjoy it to the hilt. We’ll show you exactly what to do with one of these and how to enjoy it. Did we forget to mention that the fresh ones are far better and healthier than the ones from a can! You just can’t go wrong with a pineapple!"Pineapples (How to Pick and Cut)!"
Kottayam is a region in State of Kerala, land of the Gods! And this dish is a very fine example of that wonderful cuisine that we hear so much of. The flavorful fish with coconut and tamarind gravy is perfect with some white rice and is sure to transport you to the place. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 15 min Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: Tilapia or any Firm Fish – 1 lb, cut to bite…"Kottayam Fish Curry"
This great pickle is a real tease…by the time you really start relishing the pickle – it’s gone! The cranberry season is so short lived that it makes you feel that life is unfair. Cranberry Pickle is easy and quick enough to make that we can make a batch every week. We mention at the bottom of this post “the hardest part is cutting…”, we change that statement to “the hardest part is keeping the…"Cranberry Pickle (Cranberry Achar)"
Souffles have a WOW factor to them, the name, the lightness, the melt-in-your-mouth goodness. And if has chocolate added, even better! Try these little cakes of joy and get ready to be impressed by your own culinary skills. Prep Time: 30 min Bake Time: 8-10 min Serves: 8 approx. Ingredients: Chocolate Chips – 1/2 cup (4 oz), bitter-sweet or semi-sweet Large Eggs – 3 Sugar – 2 tbsp + 4 tbsp Cream of Tartar –…"Chocolate Souffle – Easy Valentines Day Dessert Recipe"
The Chutney or the Sauce that is served with Momos in India is very spicy and is packed with flavor. Here is a simple Chutney that can be served with Momos or had with a lot of other dishes. Enjoy this delicious Sauce and hold your horses till the next video. No prizes for guessing what the next video will be 🙂 Prep Time: 2 min Cook Time: 20 min Makes: Approx 1/2 cup Ingredients:…"Chutney (for Momos) Recipe"
With Navratri around the corner, here is another delicious and easy recipe you can try if you are fasting (or try it because it is so good!). This Suran subzi recipe works great with frozen or fresh suran or yam. Simple ingredients and simple process yet delicious results!"Suran Subzi Recipe for Upvas Fasting"
There is just no point crying about the dosa sticking to the tawa. And of course it will happen when you have a group of hungry mouths to feed! Now all you have to do is watch this video and learn how not to get dosa sticking to your cast iron pan or tawa. This tip is very simple to use. Another day and another beautiful dosa, life is good!"Sticky Dosa Tawa"
South Indian cuisine (namely Idli, Dosa, Vadai) is never complete unless it is accompanied by a flavorful chutney. Two of the most popular chutneys are Coconut Chutney and Tomato Onion Chutney. This particular Tomato Onion Chutney recipe uses fragrant Sesame Oil to season it. Although simple in it’s preparation, it’ll really add a whole new flavor dimension to your meal."Tomato & Onion Chutney How-to Video"